These days, a lot of people are
buying dog harnesses instead of collars. People love their dogs, and by buying
a harness they’re less likely to choke while being how do you decide which one to buy? After
all, you aren’t a dog so you don’t know what they might like.
There’s a few things to consider here:
1) What kind would work best for
your pooch? 2) How much money can you spend on a soft pooch harness?
Let’s jump right in to the first
What Kind do I Need?
Here’s a few questions to ask yourself to figure that out:
- Is your dog male or female? You don’t want a
pink harness on a male dog, right?
- Does your dog love to swim? If so, leather may
not be a good choice- go with nylon instead.
- Will the harness be used on long walks? Does
your dog pull hard, or is it pretty calm and gentle while being walked?
- Is their skin sensitive? What is their fur
- Is this small dog harness to help strap your dog
into the car? If so, how long are the trips you’ll be making with it? You
definitely want your dog to be comfortable, right?
- Will your dog get the harness dirty, so it has
to be machine washable?
The last thing to do is determine
if a harness will be big enough. Because most harnesses are measured by girth,
that is how you should measure your pooch. All you need to do this is a
flexible measuring tape.
If you don’t have one, just measure
it with a piece of string. Then measure the length of the string to a ruler or
meter stick. Start by measuring around the base of your dog’s neck. A lot of
the time, this is the only measurement you’ll have to take.
What’s Your Budget?
How much money can you afford to
spend on your small dog harness? Prices for simple nylon harnesses can start at
about $10 or a little more. Most quality harnesses tend to be in the $20 range,
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Being an avid Pet Lover, the one thing hard to do is find a
great store that carries everything you need to give your pet a great enjoying
life. I was so tired of going store to store trying to find what I needed.
Making appointments at one place and then having to travel across town to
another. I currently have 3 cats and a dog and grocery stores just don’t cut it
anymore. The food they offer is cheap and lacks what our pets really need to
have healthy long lives. I was so tired of poor customer service and employees
not knowing anything about pet care.
I’ve even tried grooming my animals myself because of all
the bad experiences I’ve had. Which I
would highly recommend not! Especially when your cats have nice long claws.
Ouch!!! It’s a complete science to
understanding animals and I would highly recommend leaving it up to the
professionals. There is some good
companies out there you just have to really spend the time looking for them.
Don’t just settle on any vet or groomer because it’s the one
closest or convenient. Pets are an
investment of time and money. You
wouldn’t take your kids to a restaurant you know is bad just because its next
door. I’m sure you know what I mean.
Some good companies out there are like PetCo, PetSmart and even some of
your local vet offices. So take your
time and you will find what your looking for.
If you would like to share your experiences or suggestions please feel
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Cat flaps are convenient, provided you do actually have a
cat of course. They serve as an entry and exit point that your cats can use
independently, eliminating the need to be constantly worried about if and when
the cat needs to be let out or indeed back in.
Since the inception of the cat flap, this “cat
door” has moved along with technology and now there are different kinds of
pet flap on the market. Although the principal is the same, no longer are some
of the cat flaps, simply a hole in wall or door!
These evolutions in technology have certainly helped to
prevent some of the less pleasant side effects of effectively having a small
entrance point in the side of one of your walls or doors. With some of the more
advanced flaps, you can now prevent other; let’s say less desirable cats from
around the neighbourhood from simply using your home as a play palace!
It may sound a little daunting for some pet owners, but most
of the functions on these cat flaps are very easy to operate and ultimately
help you make your house that little bit more secure.
Of course, the basic flaps are still widely available to
those that prefer to use them and prices vary accordingly, usually with the
more hi-tech examples proving to be the most expensive.
So, what do some of these fancy feline flaps actually do
differently from their most basic counterparts?
A selective cat flap is able discern which cat or cats
should be allowed in or allowed out, ensuring that your neighbours cats or any
strays will not be able to just wander into your home if you do not wish them
A 4 way cat flap has different main settings, so it can be
set to allow cats to only go out, or to allow cats to only come in to the house
or it can be categorically locked or unlocked.
There is also an electromagnetic flap in which your cat has
a magnetic key attached to its collar and when …
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Prior to about the
middle of last century, many families were involved in raising chickens at
home. Mostly this was done for economic reasons, to provide food for the
family. But these days-while many people still do it for that reason-raising
chickens at home is becoming more popular as a hobby. Some people even consider
their chickens to be their pets!
The first thing that
anyone who is interested in raising chickens at home should do is to check the
law in their subdivision, town, county, or state. Raising chickens at home
might not be legally allowed.
If there is no law
against raising chickens at home, a new chicken enthusiast should start
researching all the details about this interesting hobby. It’s important to
know what to feed chickens to keep them healthy.
Actually, it is fairly
easy to feed chickens. They enjoy leftover foods, weeds, and garden pests. They
occasionally eat mice, too. All of this makes pet chickens wonderful lawn and
garden assistants. But they should be provided with nourishing corn and water
on a daily basis.
It’s also important to
know how to safely house chickens. There are many predators for chickens, even
in city environments. Cats, hawks or other large people may be tempted to steal pet chickens
from someone’s yard. The weather can also impact the health of these birds. A
covered chicken coop is a must, preferably one that is dark inside to give the
chickens a chance to rest or lay eggs. Outside the coop, chickens need room to
wander around. They don’t need a lot of space, but the more the better. And a dirt
environment is best as chickens love to scratch in it.
Once the food and
housing situation is resolved, it’s time to bring home several chicks. When
raising chickens at home, it is easier to train young birds than to try to
teach and old ones new tricks about where to nest or other matters. Young
chicks must be cared for with close attention. Keeping them in a small animal
cage or even a cardboard box …
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If you have decided on
getting a kitten, you will soon understand the responsibilities that come with
it, such as devoting adequate time for your pet, pampering it and making sure
that you take care of any cat health problems that may occur. Since different
cat breeds have different characteristics, you should try to learn as much as
possible about the specific health care needs of your pet.
There are officially
around forty cat breeds in the world which are recognized internationally.
Although there are a lot more sub breeds present, these are not cataloged
officially. It can be quite easy to differentiate between the long haired and
short haired cats. Some such as the British Short hair, Abyssinian, Burmese,
Havana brown, or the American Short hair breed even have their own unique
characteristics that allow them to stand apart from the rest. Persian cats,
Siamese cats, Maine Coon etc are some other pedigreed varieties of cat breeds,
among others. Although most domestic cats do not look alike, they are usually
not categorized into different breeds.
Caring for specific
cat breeds require knowledge about that particular breed. However, there are
some common things that every cat owner can do. To begin with, keep a close eye
on your pet’s health during its growing years. Kittens are prone to infection,
fever and other cat health problems during their initial years. You will have
to give it proper nutrition and seek medical attention the moment you find
something amiss. You should also keep your pet engaged in various activities
and make it feel comfortable and secure. Even after your kitten has grown up,
stay alert to note common symptoms of cat health problems so that your pet
continues to enjoy a healthy life.
Breeding is another
important issue that requires special attention. Since some cat breeds are
unsuitable for breeding as the process might put the cat’s life at risk, you
should get your pet neutered if your cat belongs to such breeds. Neutering the
female can also prevent many cat health problems such as uterus infections and
cancer at …
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